Gardening, Cooking and Decorating on the Prairie of Kansas

Welcome to Linderhof, our 1920's home on the prairie, where there's usually something in the oven, flowers in the garden for tabletops and herbs in the garden for cooking. Where, when company comes, the teapot is always on and there are cookies and cakes to share in the larder.

Friday, August 28, 2015

Cookbook Book Club Vol. VIII -- Cooking Light

We met last night --
for the Eighth Volumn

The theme?

And we came up with all this delicious food
That didn't taste "light" as all!

Red Pepper Hummus with homebred pita chips

Sweet potato casserole
(as good as the original but low in fat and calories!)

Oven friend Chicken

Two kinds of rolls

Pasta Salad with Red Caesar Dressing

Butternut Squash

A salad of avocado, red onion and tomatoes

And with all those calories we saved with that wonderful "light" dinner
we had two desserts --
A pear tart and California Ambrosia
(both having a touch of "booze!)

We had a great time as always.
The meal was terrific, as always
Considering that we never talk to each other about what we're bringing

We're looking forward to September
When the Cookbook Book Club will eat "Mexican"!

I'm bringing an appetizer and am madly looking online for a dish to bring!


Petra said...

The sweet potato casserole sounds good. I think I'll look online for a recipe.
I'm curious what kind of appetizer you'll make in September!
Best regards from Holland.

Running with a sharp pencil said...

Yummm! Love your recipes and home! Your house reminds me so much of my grandmother Elsie's home--especially your kitchen! She taught me to love and value antiques and the unique patina of old things! My kitchen is similar and I am considering marble counters like yours and I have the perfect spot by the stove for butcher block too! Do you know if your marble is honed or polished, and how do you clean them? I read that regular dishwashing soap is a no no. Also, do you regularly seal them? I am not the most tidy cook!